Sunday, June 22, 2014

A Quick Update

Just a quick update: It has been a 'low' spot on the roller coaster ride of our lives. Since starting Richard on the long-acting Morphine this past week he has spent so much of his time in a drug-induced sleep. Yesterday he was not out of bed at all. He didn't eat at all. He drank when we woke him and turned him from side to side. He slept for over 24 hours. The kids left early this morning for Chicago on their church mission trip. We did get Richard up and I 'helped' him brush his teeth. He ate a few bites of eggs and toast. Drank a bottle of protein shake and had a glass of grapefruit juice. Justin and Paige just left for home. I will be on my own until tomorrow afternoon when my cousin from Oklahoma gets here. But, we will do okay. He looks comfortable. He looks at peace. I am struggling with where I need to be and how I feel about all of this, but I will be okay too. It is such a decision to make: have him like this? Or more awake and in pain? Such agony for me. Or agony for him! I will keep you updated as I am able.

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  1. Thanks for the update, Paula, I was wondering how things were going for you/your hubby. Praying for you all.

    betty

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    1. I know That we will be okay whatever happens. It is just scary to be here...

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  2. Bless your heart. We are going through something similar, but not as intense as morphine. Trying to get the combo of anxiety and pain meds to find their happy place. Today we have rain and mom has been in what looks like a stupor all day. BUT she hasn't complained of pain or been afraid of anything that I can see. But what kind of life is it to just sit and nap and sit and nap and eat (sort of) and nap and then go to bed? Praying prayers for answers for you and Richard.

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    1. That is what I am struggling with...awake and in pain or medicated and out of it Hard decisions

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  3. I'm relieved to 'hear' from you, Paula! So, Darian and Harley have begun what I hope is a wonderful adventure.... and you're left with your thoughts. It's good to know your cousin will be there soon.
    Continued prayers for all!

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  4. Hang in there Paula, until your cousin gets there. I am glad you popped back in...I knew you were very busy and I was waiting to hear how it was going. Thank you for thinking of us and offering updates. Praying for you and Richard. Hope the kids have a great trip!!

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    1. Thank you Wendy.....he is so peaceful right now. That is a blessing. But this house is just too dang quiet

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  5. Loving thoughts coming your way.

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    1. Thank you Simone. I appreciate all your thoughts

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  6. Pain meds are a blessing. But they aren't perfect. From his point of view, living in pain is not a good place to be.

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